MORAGA, Calif. - Former Saint Mary's baseball ace Martin Agosta was drafted and signed by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round of the major league draft last summer. Agosta recently made good on a promise he made to the program last year.
"I told coach Soto that if I were to sign in a top round, I wanted to give back to the program in any way I could," he said.
Phase one of the new baseball/field stadium was completed last year and the Gaels were able to play on the new surface last spring. With construction of phase two of the recreation center/baseball stadium project set to begin this year, Agosta chose to contribute to a new $28,000 sound system for the new Louis Guisto Field. The system is state of the art, directing all of the sound to the field, stadium, bullpens and dugouts.
"We have gone to great lengths to make sure this new sound system is neighborhood friendly, including inviting acoustics to campus to help us create a quality sound while keeping the noise from leaving the sight," said head coach Jedd Soto.
Agosta's nine wins in 2012 (9-2, 2.18 ERA, 95k's in 103.1 innings) was the second most since Tom Candiotti won 13 games in 1977. "I wanted the coaching staff and Saint Mary's College to know how much I appreciate what they did for me during my time in Moraga. This was my way of saying thank you," Said Agosta.
In three seasons at Saint Mary's, Agosta won 19 games in 38 starts with a career 3.25 ERA. He faced 1,106 batters and held opponents to a .250 average. He had three complete games in 263 innings pitched and struck out 223 hitters.
"Martin was a special student athlete and it was a lot of fun to see him progress over the years, said Soto. "He always said he would help out the program after graduation and he continues to make us all proud."